Indiana Jones was greasy kid-stuff compared to Simon Combes. Africa was Simon’s Ark of the Covenant and saving it and sharing it with mankind was his life’s passion. Simon was the liveliest, most fun artist ever. And, man, this guy could paint! Like no other artist, he introduced us to the scope, marvel and beauty of the African Experience. This December marks the tenth anniversary of Simon Combes’ death. We miss his personality but we are thankful that we can still collect and enjoy his art.
It is fitting that “Simba” be released as an Anniversary Fine Art Canvas at this time. This is as fine a specimen of a lion as you’ll see and it is how we would like to remember Simon. Maybe Simon lacked the great shaggy mane, but lean, fit and absolutely in the prime of his life fits the bill. This canvas’ presence is as regal, splendid and magnificent as the man himself. “Simba” is one of the finest examples of African wildlife art created by one of the finest African artists ever.